Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton

Jonathan Copley

BSc(Hons), MSc, PhD

Primary position:
Senior Lecturer in Marine Ecology

Background

The University of Southampton

Lecturer in Marine Ecology, undertaking research on deep-sea chemosynthetic ecosystems

Previous appointments

2005-2007: Senior Teaching Fellow in Marine Ecology, School of Ocean & Earth Science
2000-2005: Teaching Fellow in Marine Ecology, School of Ocean & Earth Science
2000-2004: Science Coordinator, NERC Autosub Under Ice research programme
1998-1999: Intern, then Reporter, then Assistant News Editor, New Scientist magazine
1997-1998: Research Assistant, Southampton Oceanography Centre
1994-1996: Research Assistant, Southampton University Department of Oceanography

Qualifications

PhD in Oceanography, University of Southampton, 1998
MSc in Oceanography, University of Southampton, 1994
First Class BSc(Hons) in Zoology, University of Sheffield, 1992

Awards & prizes

Biosciences Federation Science Communication Award 2008
British Association for the Advancement of Science Charles Lyell Award 2007
University of Southampton Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Award 2007
National Endowment for Science, Technology & the Arts Crucible Member 2007
University of Southampton Staff Achievement Award 2005
1st Prize, New Scientist / Wellcome Trust Millennial Essay Competition 1997
2nd Prize, The Daily Telegraph Young Science Writer Awards 1996
John Raymont Memorial Prize for top performance on MSc Oceanography degree
JD Jones Prize for top performance on BSc(Hons) Zoology degree

Publications

The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)

Article

Amon, Diva J., Wiklund, Helena, Dahlgren, Thomas G., Copley, Jonathan T., Smith, Craig R., Jamieson, Alan J. and Glover, Adrian G. (2014) Molecular taxonomy of Osedax (Annelida: Siboglinidae) in the Southern Ocean. Zoologica Scripta, 43, (4), 405-417. (doi:10.1111/zsc.12057).
Van Dover, Cindy, Bell, Katherine L.C., Marsh, Leigh, German, Chris, John, Barbara, Cheadle, Michael, Vecchione, Mike, Amon, Diva, Ball, Bernard, Copley, Jon, Smart, Clara, Fuller, Sarah H., Phillips, Brennan T., Cantner, Kathleen, Auscavitch, Steven and Ballard, Robert D. (2014) Exploration of the Mid-Cayman Rise. [in special issue: New Frontiers in Ocean Exploration: The E/V Nautilus 2013 Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Field Season] Oceanography, 27, (1), supplement , 32-33.
Mah, Christopher, Linse, Katrin, Copley, Jonathan, Marsh, Leigh, Rogers, Alex and Clague, David (2014) Description of a New Family, New Genus and Two New Species of deep-sea Forcipulatacea (Asteroidea), including the first known sea star from Hydrothermal Vent Habitats. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society (In Press).
Collins, P.C., Kennedy, B., Copley, J., Boschen, R., Fleming, N., Forde, J., Ju, S.-J., Lindsay, D., Marsh, Leigh, Nye, Verity, Patterson , A., Watanabe, H., Yamamoto , H., Carlsson, J. and Thaler, A.D. (2013) VentBase: Developing a consensus among stakeholders in the deep-sea regarding environmental impact assessment for deep-sea mining – A workshop report. Marine Policy, 42, 334-336. (doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2013.03.002).
Wheeler, A.J., Murton, B.J., Copley, J., Lim, A., Carlsson, J., Collins, P., Dorschel, B., Green, D., Judge, M., Nye, V., Benzie, J., Antoniacomi, A., Coughlan, M. and Morris, K. (2013) Moytirra: discovery of the first known deep-sea hydrothermal vent field on the slow-spreading Mid-Atlantic Ridge north of the Azores. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 14, (10), 4170-4184. (doi:10.1002/ggge.20243).
Roterman, C.N., Copley, J.T., Linse, K.T., Tyler, P.A. and Rogers, A.D. (2013) Development of polymorphic microsatellite loci for three species of vent-endemic megafauna from deep-sea hydrothermal vents in the Scotia Sea, Southern Ocean. Conservation Genetics Resources, 5, (3), 835-839. (doi:10.1007/s12686-013-9921-9).
Amon, Diva J., Glover, Adrian G., Wiklund, Helena, Marsh, Leigh, Linse, Katrin, Rogers, Alex D. and Copley, Jonathan T. (2013) The discovery of a natural whale fall in the Antarctic deep sea. Deep Sea Research Part II Topical Studies in Oceanography, 92, 87-96. (doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.01.028).
Marsh, Leigh, Copley, Jonathan T., Huvenne, Veerle A.I., Tyler, Paul A. and Isis ROV Facility, . (2013) Getting the bigger picture: Using precision Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) videography to acquire high-definition mosaic images of newly discovered hydrothermal vents in the Southern Ocean. Deep Sea Research Part II Topical Studies in Oceanography, 92, 124-135. (doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.02.007).
Nye, Verity, Copley, Jon and Linse, Katrin (2013) A new species of Eualus Thallwitz, 1891 and new record of Lebbeus antarcticus (Hale, 1941) (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea: Hippolytidae) from the Scotia Sea. Deep Sea Research Part II Topical Studies in Oceanography, 92, 145-156. (doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.01.022).
Boschen, Rachel E., Tyler, Paul A. and Copley, Jonathan T. (2013) Distribution, population structure, reproduction and diet of Ophiolimna antarctica (Lyman, 1879) from Kemp Caldera in the Southern Ocean. Deep Sea Research Part II Topical Studies in Oceanography, 92, 27-35. (doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.02.005).
Roterman, C.N., Copley, J.T., Linse, K.T., Tyler, P.A. and Rogers, A.D. (2013) The biogeography of the yeti crabs (Kiwaidae) with notes on the phylogeny of the Chirostyloidea (Decapoda: Anomura). Proceedings of The Royal Society B Biological Sciences, 280, (1764), 20130718. (doi:10.1098/rspb.2013.0718).
Nye, Verity, Copley, Jon and Linse, Katrin et al. (2013) Iheyaspira bathycodon new species (Vetigastropoda: Trochoidea:Turbinidae: Skeneinae) from the Von Damm Vent Field, Mid-Cayman Spreading Centre, Caribbean. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 93, (4), 1017-1024. (doi:10.1017/S0025315412000823).
Nye, Verity, Copley, Jon, Plouviez, Sophie and Van Dover, Cindy (2013) A new species of Lebbeus (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea: Hippolytidae) from the Von Damm Vent Field, Caribbean Sea. Journal of the Maine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 93, (3), 741-751. (doi:10.1017/S0025315412000884).
Aquilina, Alfred, Connelly, Douglas P., Copley, Jon T., Green, Darryl R.H., Hawkes, Jeffrey A., Hepburn, Laura E., Huvenne, Veerle A.I., Marsh, Leigh, Mills, Rachel A. and Tyler, Paul A. (2013) Geochemical and Visual Indicators of Hydrothermal Fluid Flow through a Sediment-Hosted Volcanic Ridge in the Central Bransfield Basin (Antarctica). PLoS ONE, 8, (1), e54686. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0054686).
Nye, Verity, Copley, Jon and Plouviez, Sophie (2012) A new species of Rimicaris (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea: Alvinocarididae) from hydrothermal vent fields on the Mid-Cayman Spreading Centre, Caribbean. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK, 92, (5), 1057-1072. (doi:10.1017/S0025315411002001).
Marsh, Leigh, Copley, Jonathan T., Huvenne, Veerle A.I., Linse, Katrin, Reid, William D.K., Rogers, Alex D., Sweeting, Christopher J. and Tyler, Paul A. (2012) Microdistribution of Faunal Assemblages at Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents in the Southern Ocean. PLoS ONE, 7, (10), e48348. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0048348).
Connelly, Douglas P., Copley, Jonathan T.P., Murton, Bramley J., Stansfield, Kate, Tyler, Paul A., German, Christopher R., Van Dover, Cindy L., Amon, Diva J., Furlong, Maaten, Grindlay, Nancy, Hayman, Nicholas, Hühnerbach, Veit, Judge, Maria, Le Bas, Tim, McPhail, Stephen, Meier, Alexandra, Nakamura, Ko-ichi, Nye, Verity, Pebody, Miles, Pedersen, Rolf B., Plouviez, Sophie, Sands, Carla, Searle, Roger C., Stevenson, Peter, Taws, Sarah and Wilcox, Sally (2012) Hydrothermal vent fields and chemosynthetic biota on the world's deepest seafloor spreading centre. Nature Communications, 3, Article 620. (doi:10.1038/ncomms1636).
Rogers, Alex D., Tyler, Paul A., Connelly, Douglas P., Copley, Jon T., James, Rachael, Larter, Robert D., Linse, Katrin, Mills, Rachel A., Naveira Garabato, Alberto, Pancost, Richard D., Pearce, David A., Polunin, Nicholas V. C., German, Christopher R., Shank, Timothy, Boersch-Supan, Philipp H., Alker, Belinda J., Aquilina, Alfred, Bennett, Sarah A., Clarke, Andrew, Dinley, Robert J.J., Graham, Alastair G.C., Green, Darryl R.H., Hawkes, Jeffrey A., Hepburn, Laura, Hilario, Ana, Huvenne, Veerle A.I., Marsh, Leigh, Ramirez-Llodra, Eva, Reid, William D.K., Roterman, Christopher N., Sweeting, Christopher J., Thatje, Sven and Zwirglmaier, Katrin (2012) The Discovery of New Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vent Communities in the Southern Ocean and Implications for Biogeography. PLoS Biology, 10, (1), e1001234. (doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001234).
Cuvelier, Daphne, Sarradin, Pierre-Marie, Sarrazin, Jozée, Colaço, Ana, Copley, Jon T., Desbruyères, Daniel, Glover, Adrian G., Santos, Ricardo Serrão and Tyler, Paul A. (2011) Hydrothermal faunal assemblages and habitat characterisation at the Eiffel Tower edifice (Lucky Strike, Mid-Atlantic Ridge). Marine Ecology, 32, (2), 243-255. (doi:10.1111/j.1439-0485.2010.00431.x).
Cuvelier, Daphne, Sarrazin, Jozée, Colaço, Ana, Copley, Jon T., Glover, Adrian G., Tyler, Paul A., Serrão Santos, Ricardo and Desbruyères, Daniel (2011) Community dynamics over 14 years at the Eiffel Tower hydrothermal edifice on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Limnology and Oceanography, 56, (5), 1624-1640. (doi:10.4319/lo.2011.56.5.1624).
Vanreusel, Ann, Fonseca, Gustavo, Danovaro, Roberto, da Silva, Maria Cristina, Esteves, André M., Ferrero, Tim, Gad, Gunnar, Galtsova, Valentina, Gambi, Cristina, da Fonsêca Genevois, Veronica, Ingels, Jeroen, Ingole, Baban, Lampadariou, Nikolaos, Merckx, Bea, Miljutin, Dmitry, Miljutina, Maria, Muthumbi, Agnes, Netto, Sergio, Portnova, Daria, Radziejewska, Teresa, Raes, Maarten, Tchesunov, Alexei, Vanaverbeke, Jan, Van Gaever, Saskia, Venekey, Virág, Nara Bezerra, Tania, Flint, Hannah, Copley, John, Pape, Ellen, Zeppilli, Daniela, Arbizu Martinez, Pedro and Galeron, Joelle (2010) The contribution of deep-sea macrohabitat heterogeneity to global nematode diversity. Marine Ecology, 31, (1), 6-20. (doi:10.1111/j.1439-0485.2009.00352.x).
Cuvelier, Daphne, Sarrazin, Jozée, Colaço, Ana, Copley, Jon, Desbruyères, Daniel, Glover, Adrian G., Tyler, Paul and Serrão Santos, Ricardo (2009) Distribution and spatial variation of hydrothermal faunal assemblages at Lucky Strike (Mid-Atlantic Ridge) revealed by high-resolution video image analysis. Deep-Sea Research I, 56, (11), 2026-2040. (doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2009.06.006).
Copley, Jonathan (2007) Audio and video podcasts of lectures for campus-based students: production and evaluation of student use. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 44, (4), 387-399. (doi:10.1080/14703290701602805).
Copley, J.T.P., Flint, H.C., Ferrero, T.J. and Van Dover, C.L. (2007) Diversity of meiofauna and free-living nematodes in hydrothermal vent mussel beds on the northern and southern East Pacific Rise. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 87, (5), 1141-1152. (doi:10.1017/S0025315407055956).
Copley, J.T.P., Jorgensen, P.B.K. and Sohn, R.A. (2007) Assessment of decadal-scale ecological change at a deep Mid-Atlantic hydrothermal vent and reproductive time-series in the shrimp Rimicaris exoculata. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 87, (4), 859-867. (doi:10.1017/S0025315407056512).
Copley, J., Hudson, I.R., Maclaren, L., Billett, D.S.M. and Tyler, P.A. (2006) Snapshot: deep-sea wonders. Nature, 442, (7099), 116-117. (doi:10.1038/442116a).
Flint, H.C., Copley, J.T. and Ferrero, T.J. (2006) Patterns of nematode diversity at hydrothermal vents on the East Pacific Rise. Cahiers de Biologie Marine, 47, (4), 365-370.
Copley, J.T. (2006) Treats from the deep. Marine Scientist, (17), 10-15.
Copley, J. (2005) Springtime in the abyss. New Scientist, 188, (2525), 44-48.
Copley, J. (2004) Toxic brew engulfs Namibia's fisheries. New Scientist, 181, (2433), p.16.
Copley, J. (2004) All wired up. Nature, 427, (6969), 10-12. (doi:10.1038/427010a).
Copley, Jonathan T.P., Tyler, Paul A., Van Dover, Cindy L. and Philp, Steven J. (2003) Spatial variation in the reproductive biology of Paralvinella palmiformis (Polychaeta: Alvinellidae) from a vent field on the Juan de Fuca Ridge. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 255, 171-181. (doi:10.3354/meps255171).
Copley, J. (2003) Proof of life. New Scientist, 177, (2383), 28-31.
Copley, J. and Le Page, M. (2002) Body gets a healing boost from its inner electric fields. New Scientist, 175, (2362), 15.
Copley, J. (2002) All at sea. Nature, 415, (6872), 572-574. (doi:10.1038/415572a).
Copley, J. (2002) Rodents to rat on criminals. New Scientist, 174, (2347), 13.
Copley, J. (2002) Water world. New Scientist, 173, (2336), 48.
Copley, J. (2002) ....and taxes. New Scientist, 173, (2331), 48-49.
Copley, J. (2002) Icy waste. New Scientist, 176, (2364), 55.
Copley, J. (2001) The story of O. Nature, 410, (6831), 862-864. (doi:10.1038/35073794).
Allen, Cathy E., Copley, Jon T. and Tyler, Paul A. (2001) Lipid partitioning in the hydrothermal vent shrimp Rimicaris exoculata. Marine Ecology, 22, (3), 241-253. (doi:10.1046/j.1439-0485.2001.01755.x).
Copley, J. (2001) Lost and found - have we finally located the legendary island of Atlantis? New Scientist, 171, (2309), p.17.
Copley, J. (2001) Life at deep sea volcanic vents. Ocean Zone, Southampton Oceanography Centre, No.4, 2-3.
Copley, J. (2001) Raging bull - don't worry about the horns, it's the hairstyle that matters. New Scientist, 170, (2293), p.16.
Copley, J. (2001) Spoiling for a fight - sometimes it's best not to know who you're up against. New Scientist, 171, (2301), p.16.
Copley, J. (2001) Fussy fish fake it. New Scientist, 169, (2282), p.18.
Copley, J. (2001) Some like it hot. New Scientist, 172, (2315), p.23.
Ramirez Llodra, E., Tyler, P.A. and Copley, J.T.P. (2000) Reproductive biology of three caridean shrimp, Rimicaris exoculata, Chorocaris chacei and Mirocaris fortunata (Caridea: Decapoda), from hydrothermal vents. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 80, (3), 473-484.
Copley, J. (2000) Sneak attack - Are sharks at the heart of a long-standing Caribbean mystery? New Scientist, 168, (2267), 22.
Copley, J. (2000) In from the cold. New Scientist, 166, (2234), 30-35.
Copley, J. (2000) Ecology goes underground. Nature, 406, (6795), 452-454. (doi:10.1038/35020131).
Copley, J. (2000) Deeper meaning to a glittering enigma. New Scientist, 166, (2238), p.9.
Copley, J. (2000) Ooze cruise. New Scientist, 165, (2229), 26-29.
Copley, J. (2000) Making waves. New Scientist, 166, (2241), p.15.
Copley, J. (2000) Tainted wilderness - Humans have left their mark on the Antarctic. New Scientist, 168, (2260), 10.
Copley, J. (2000) Master blaster. New Scientist, 168, (2260), 11.
Copley, J. (2000) Speaking in whistles. New Scientist, 167, (2254), p.6.
Copley, J. (2000) Rival species indulge in sperm warfare. New Scientist, 165, (2231), p.13.
Copley, J. (2000) The great ice mystery. Nature, 408, (6813), 634-636. (doi:10.1038/35047263).

Book Section

Murton, B., Copley, J., Connelly, D., et al, . and Ship Party JC44 (2011) Hydrothermal vents at 5000m on the Mid-Cayman Rise: where basement lithology and depth of venting controls sulphide deposit composition. In, OCEANS 2011 MTS/IEEE KONA Conference & Exhibition. Oceans 11 Richardson, US, MTS/IEEE, 4pp.
Larkin, K.E., Ruhl, H.A., Bagley, P., Benn, A., Bett, B.J., Billett, D.S.M., Boetius, A., Chevaldonné, P., Colaço, A., Copley, J., Danovaro, R., Escobar-Briones, E., Glover, A., Gooday, A.J., Hughes, J.A., Kalogeropoulou, V., Kitazato, H., Kelly-Gerreyn, B.A., Klages, M., Lampadariou, N., Lejeusne, C., Perez, T., Priede, I.G., Rogers, A., Sarradin, P.M., Sarrazin, J., Soltwedel, T., Soto, E.H., Thatje, S., Tselepides, A., van den Hove, S., Tyler, P.A., Vanreusel, A. and Wenzhöfer, F. (2010) Benthic biology time-series in the deep sea: indicators of change. In, Hall, J., Harrison, D.E. and Stammer, D. (eds.) Proceedings of OceanObs’09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society, Vol. 2. OceanObs’09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society Noordwijk, The Netherlands, European Space Agency, 599-615. (ESA Special Publication WPP-306).
Glover, A.G., Gooday, A.J., Bailey, D.M., Billett, D.S.M., Chevaldonne, P., Colaco, A., Copley, J., Cuvelier, D., Desbruyeres, D., Kalogeropoulou, V., Klages, M., Lampadariou, N., Lejeunsne, C., Mestre, N.C., Paterson, G.L.J., Perez, T., Ruhl, Henry A., Sarrazin, J., Soltwedel, T., Soto, E.H., Thatje, S., Tselepides, A., Van Gaever, S. and Vanreusel, A. (2010) Temporal change in deep-sea benthic ecosystems: a review of the evidence from recent time-series studies. In, Lesser, M. (ed.) Advances in Marine Biology, Vol. 58. London, UK, Academic Press, 1-95. (doi:10.1016/S0065-2881(10)58001-5).

Conference or Workshop Item

Nye, Verity, Copley, Jon and Tyler, Paul A. (2013) Reproductive ecology of the alivinocaridid shrimp Rimicaris hybisae at hydrothermal vents on the Mid-Cayman Spreading Centre. At 5th International Symposium on Chemosynthesis-Based Ecosystems, Victoria, Canada, 18 - 23 Aug 2013.
Nye, Verity, Copley, Jon and Tyler, Paul A. (2013) Reproductive biology and population structure of the hippolytid shrimp Lebbeus virentova at the Von Damm Vent Filed, Mid-Cayman Spreading Centre. At 5th International Symposium on Chemosynthesis-Based Ecosystems, Victoria, Canada, 18 - 23 Aug 2013.
Nye, Verity, Copley, Jon and Tyler, Paul A. (2012) Reproductive biology and population structure of the alvinocaridid shrimp Rimicaris hybisae at hydrothermal vents on the Mid-Cayman Spreading Centre. At 13th Deep-Sea Biology Symposium, Wellington, New Zealand, 03 - 07 Dec 2012.
Marsh, L., Copley, J.T. and Tyler, P.A. (2012) Microdistribution and reproductive ecology of Kiwa n. sp. associated with hydrothermal vent fields on the East Scotia Ridge, Southern Ocean. At Prof Paul Tyler Retirement Meeting: Deep-Sea Biodiversity and Life-History Processes, Southampton, GB, 07 - 08 Jun 2012.
Copley, Jon, Marsh, Leigh and Nye, Verity (2012) Orbis non sufficit: insights into distributions of vent taxa from recent exploration of new areas. In, Prof Paul Tyler Retirement Meeting: Deep-Sea Biodiversity and Life-History Processes, Southampton, GB, 07 - 08 Jun 2012.
Amon, D., Copley, J.T., Wiklund, H. and Glover, A.G. (2012) Three species of Osedax from the deep Southern Ocean. In, Prof Paul Tyler Retirement Meeting: Deep-Sea Biodiversity and Life-History Processes, Southampton, GB, 07 - 08 Jun 2012.
Marsh, L., Copley, J.T., Huvenne, V.A.I., Tyler, P.A. and NERC Deep-Platforms Group (2012) Getting the bigger picture: using precision Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) videography to construct large-scale, high-definition mosaic images of deep-sea hydrothermal vents in the Southern Ocean. At Prof Paul Tyler Retirement Meeting: Deep-Sea Biodiversity and Life-History Processes, Southampton, GB, 07 - 08 Jun 2012.
Amon, Diva J., Wiklund, H., Copley, J.T. and Glover, A.G. (2012) Three species of Osedax from the deep Southern Ocean. In, 13th Deep-Sea Biology Symposium, Wellington, NZ, 03 - 07 Dec 2012.
Marsh, L., Copley, J.T. and Tyler, P.A. (2012) Extending the world's longest ecological time-series observation of a hydrothermal vent field. At 13th Deep-Sea Biology Symposium, Wellington, NZ, 03 - 07 Dec 2012.
Amon, D., Glover, A.G., Wiklund, H., Linse, K., Dahlgren, T., Croudace, I. and Copley, J.T. (2012) Taphonomy in action: a natural whale fall from the Antarctic deep-sea. In, Natural History Museum Student Conference, London, GB, 27 - 28 Mar 2012.
Copley, Jon, Nye, Verity, Connelly, Douglas P., Murton, Bramley J., Stansfield, K. and Tyler, Paul A. (2011) Biology of newly discovered hydrothermal vent fields on the world's deepest seafloor spreading centre. In, World Conference on Marine Biodiversity, Aberdeen, GB, 16 - 30 Sep 2011.
Nye, Verity, Copley, Jon and Plouviez, Sophie (2011) The world's deepest known vent shrimp: a new species of Alvinocarididae from hydrothermal vents on the Mid- Cayman Spreading Centre. At World Conference on Marine Biodiversity 2011, Aberdeen, GB, 26 - 30 Sep 2011.
Marsh, L., Copley, J.T. and Tyler, P.A. (2011) Faunal microdistributions and assemblage structure at two newly discovered hydrothermal vent fields on the East Scotia Ridge, Southern Ocean, determined by precision ROV videography. In, World Conference on Marine Biodiversity, Aberdeen, GB, 16 - 30 Sep 2011.
Amon, D., Glover, A.G., Wiklund, H., Linse, K. and Copley, J.T. (2011) Taxonomic composition and microdistribution of fauna on a natural whale fall at 1400 m depth in the Southern Ocean. In, World Conference on Marine Biodiversity, Aberdeen, GB, 16 - 30 Sep 2011.
Tyler, P.A., Copley, J.T., Linse, K., Rogers, A.D., Clark, A., Marsh, L., Roterman, C., Thatje, S. and et al, . (2011) Faunal microdistributions and assemblage structure at two Discovery of Southern Ocean chemosynthetic ecosystems enhances Antarctic deep-sea biodiversity. At World Conference on Marine Biodiversity, Aberdeen, GB, 16 - 30 Sep 2011.
 

Research

Research Interests

Specialism: Marine Ecology

  • Hydrothermal activity and deep-ocean biology of the Mid-Cayman Rise 
  • Chemosynthetic ecosystems of the Southern Ocean 
  • Spatial and temporal dynamics of hydrothermal vent communities (Copley et al., 1997; Copley et al., 1999; Copley et al., 2007; Cuvelier et al., 2009; Glover et al., 2010; Cuvelier et al., in press) 
  • Life history biology of species occupying insular marine habitats (Ramirez Llodra et al., 2000; Allen et al., 2001; Copley et al., 2003), including reproductive seasonality in chemosynthetic environments (Copley & Young, 2006) 
  • Meiofaunal diversity and distribution in deep-sea chemosynthetic environments (Flint et al., 2006; Copley et al., 2007) 
  • Colonisation of cetacean bones and wood falls in the deep ocean 
  • Distribution of megafauna in non-chemosynthetic areas of the deep sea (e.g. Copley et al., 1996)
  • Variability of shell microgrowth in bivalves from contrasting marine environments

    Current funding:

    Principal Investigator, Biogeography and ecology of the first known deep-sea vent site on the ultraslow-spreading SW Indian Ridge (NERC 35k GBP small grant), 2011-2012

    Principal Investigator, Hydrothermal activity and deep-ocean biology of the Mid-Cayman Rise (NERC 462k GBP standard grant), 2009-2012

    Co-Investigator, Chemosynthetically-driven ecosystems south of the polar front: biogeography and ecology (NERC 3.2 million GBP consortium grant), 2008-2011

Primary research group:  Marine Biology and Ecology

Research project

Exploring the Deep Ocean

Responsibilities

Co-Chair, InterRidge (http://www.interridge.org), 2010-2012

Teaching Responsibilities

SOES1006 Elements of Marine Ecology - lecturer

SOES1008 Earth & Ocean System - lecturer

SOES2017 Ecological Processes in the Marine Benthos - field course tutor

SOES6020 Structure and Dynamics of Marine Communities - coordinator

SOES6018 MSc Key Skills and Literature Review - coordinator

Contact

Dr Jonathan Copley
Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton
University of Southampton Waterfront Campus
European Way
Southampton SO14 3ZH
United Kingdom

Room Number: NOCS/566/10

Telephone: (023) 8059 6621
Email: jtc@noc.soton.ac.uk